Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships
The Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund, founded in 1940, is The Ninety-Nines’ premier scholarship program for deserving 99s members to complete advanced training and education in aviation and aerospace.
Each year, The Ninety-Nines award several scholarships to help women pilots complete pilot certificates ranging from Commercial to CFI and ATP; ratings such as instrument, multi-engine, and jet type ratings; technical training such as A & P certificate; and college education for degrees in aviation, including Bachelors, Masters, and PhDs. Among other eligibility requirements, the applicant must be a member of The Ninety-Nines. It is recommended that applicants begin the process around November 1 since the deadline for receipt by the local AE Scholarship chairperson is December 1.
Applicants should refer to information and application forms on the 99s International Web site and contact their Chapter AE Scholarship Chairmen. The San Luis Obispo AE Scholarship Chairman is Liz Ruth and she can be reached at lizSRuth@gmail.com.
San Luis Obispo Ninety-Nines
Aviation Scholarship Application
Next Application Deadline: September 1, 2020
The San Luis Obispo Co. Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots, is awarding scholarships to San Luis Obispo County women interested in becoming pilots. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist with obtaining either a private pilot certificate or advanced certificate or rating.
A scholarship in the amount of $3,000 each will be awarded in September 2020. The application due date is September 1, 2020.
~Applicant must be a woman at least 17 years of age.
~Applicant must be a resident of San Luis Obispo County or a member of the San Luis Obispo 99s.
~Applicant must have accumulated at least 10 hours toward the certificate or rating for which she is training, of which a minimum of 3 hours must have been logged within the last 3 months.
~Applicant must hold a current medical certificate appropriate to the rating or certificate for which she is training.
~The application must be completed in full. Use the attached application form.
~Include a letter of recommendation from an instructor.
~Applicant must meet eligibility requirements. The San Luis Obispo Co. Ninety-Nines scholarship committee will make verification of eligibility.
~Applications must be submitted no later than the stated due date by mail or email as shown on the application form.
~A selection committee made up of three members of the San Luis Obispo Co. Ninety-Nines and one outside judge will review the scholarship applications. Judging criteria will include:
~Aviation activities as described by the applicant and by recommendations
~Commitment to the local aviation community as described by the applicant
~Ability to meet planned goals, as shown by recommendation and past flying activity
~All Candidates will be notified within 10 days of the application closing date as to the status of the scholarship award.
For more information contact Liz Ruth at lizSRuth@gmail.com